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02 March 2020 (Mon.)

The Reason for Calling the Disciples

Mark 3:13~15 And he went up on the mountain and called to him those whom he desired, and they came to him. And he appointed twelve (whom he also named apostles) so that they might be with him and he might send them out to preach and have authority to cast out demons.

♬Hymn for scheduled worship: Korean/English Hymnal #438 Since Christ My Soul from Sin Set Free (Unified Hymn #495)

[Message Video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qwi_fimX7Ak

God speaks to you through the Bible. God explained why Israel had no choice but to become slaves, captives, and be colonized. Through the Bible, God also helps you realize how to break free from the flow or stream of disasters. Then, what did Jesus want to inform His disciples?

1. He Called Those He Wanted as Absolute Disciples
Jesus called fishermen from Galilee as His disciples. And despite your shortcomings, the almighty God has called you as His child. The disciples’ mission is to find and enjoy their God-given talents. God’s absolute plan is placed wherever you are. This is the reason why you must always find the heavenly mandate of an absolute disciple.

2. The Absolute Goal Is Fulfilled According to the Absolute Journey
Jesus was with His disciples. He commanded them to go out and evangelize. The absolute journey is to live as a witness of God being with you. You can save the world as a witness of Christ by sharing what you have seen and heard. (Hebrews 11:38) With those answers, like the disciples of the Early Church, you can fulfill the absolute goal through the authority of casting out demons. You can use this amazing authority because you are His child.

Even in the midst of countless persecutions and tribulations, the disciples of the Early Church preached the Gospel to all Judea, Samaria, and to the end of the earth because they held onto God’s absolute covenant. You have been called through His absolute plan; God is with you in this absolute journey; and through your God-given authority, you are in Christ who will fulfill His absolute goal. You are God’s absolute disciple who will carry out world evangelization.

[Covenantal Prayer] Dear God, through Your absolute sovereignty, I believe that You have called me as an absolute disciple. Help me to hold onto the absolute covenant.

Immanuel Church Sunday Worship, 2nd Service / October 13, 2019


[Deep Questions] Q. Does a Reason Exist?

Yes!
God uses those who know the reason.

No!
There isn’t a reason to know the true reason. It doesn’t matter!

You already know the different reason.

“Is there not a cause?”

David already possessed the true reason for communicating with God. That is why lonely fields; battlegrounds filled with death; and the royal palace that were choked by temptation did not become excuses.

And David said, “What I have done now? Was it not but a word?” 1 Samuel 17:29